While the ceremony was going on at the beach, we had a two hour tight window to turn the Agua Pool Deck for a formal dinner. An army of partners were on standby to make this happen in the most seamless manner. Winds were fierce all day and around the time of set up, they kicked up and became very strong. This setup proved to be very challenging as in the original design plan, lots of candles and votives were incorporated due to the bride’s request but it became apparent that was not going to work. We had to be creative in ensuring that menus and place cards stayed intact.
Our setup was all complete by the time our first batch of guests arrived in the golf carts. By now, it had become very cold and a request was made of the venue to provide as many parkas as possible to keep the guests warm and comfortable. We had a lovely four piece jazz band with an amazing vocalist singing beautiful songs. The table was set to the nines with custom linens, chair covers, chargers, and napkins.
Stemware and flatware were polished to perfection and electric candles were glowing. The cake table looked elegant and romantic and the space was completely transformed with ambient lighting. The couple made their grand entrance and went straight to the dance floor for their first dance and soon friends and families joined in. The night was cold but magical and guests did not seem to mind the elements. This night’s dinner was all Italian because that happens to be bride’s favorite cuisine. After a scrumptious meal, cake cutting was planned to sync with a spectacular fireworks display which enchanted the guests.
The client was also very mindful to provide kids activities at each event ranging from piñata toss to roasting s’mores, watching movies, face painting and everything in between. Kids also had their special menu at each event and were kept thoroughly entertained and occupied.
During the time dinner was going on at the deck, our team was busy turning the bar into after party. We wanted to compliment the bar decor with lots of colorful pillows that matched the colors of Mosaik tiles. We also embellished the space with colorful lanterns, votives and cylinders with candles. Lighting was done to make the bar look like a night club . DJ was already playing music provided from the couple’s play list and in a few minutes, everyone was on the dance floor. A delicious array of dessert bar was set to keep guests’ sweet tooth satisfied along with late night snacks.
The DJ kept the crowds dancing till 1 am and like all good things must come to an end, this event came to an end on a very high note. Our team continued to receive compliments from the guests about how special their experience had been and how they were looking forward to the upcoming events. Needless to say, this very important event ended on a very high note too.
Stay tuned for the grand finale in the upcoming weeks!
Thank you to our partners:
Table linens and napkins: Linens, Things and More
Chair covers and cake table linen: Wildflower Linens
Rentals: Del Cabo
Lighting and Production: Victor Valdes
Flowers: Elena Damy
DJ: Ajay with Special Occasions
Jazz quartet: Francisco Alatorre
Photo/video: Ana & Jerome
Catering, Venue, and Fireworks: One and Only Palmilla
Coordination and Design: Nikki & Madiha Khan with Exquisite Events
Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you next week for part 4!
Have an Exquisite weekend,